The Public Interest

The post-capitalist world

Peter F. Drucker

Fall 1992

EVERY FEW hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation. Within a few short decades, society—its world view, its basic values, its social and political structure, its arts, its key institutions—rearranges itself. Fifty years later there is a new world. And the people born then cannot even imagine the world in which their grandparents lived and into which their own parents were born.  We are currently living through such a transformation.

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